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Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
statue that pays tribute to the presidential...pooch! >> it was believed that fala, the dog, provided a lot of comfort and solace to fdr through some of the tougher times when he was in office. >> the memorial also shows roosevelt as the public never saw him -- in a wheelchair. >> many americans did not know that -- during his presidency, that he had polio. >> in fact, the entire time fdr was president, he had to use a wheelchair. when he stood, it was only with the assistance of others. the press helped keep his illness a secret. they agreed not to take pictures of him in the wheelchair. this is one of the very few photos known to exist. >> in terms of the design of the fdr memorial, in the early 1990s, there was controversy. there was, "how do we wrestle with showing and depicting him?" in fact, we erred on the side of being realistic, telling the truth, telling the real story and showing him in a wheelchair and showing him seated, because he really was not able to stand. >> despite his disability, roosevelt was a towering world leader. he led the u.s. out of the depression and on to
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
pets have become icons of their area. hoover's king tutt, fdr's fala, the pope any macaroni and president ford's liberty. the most trusted adviser. one of the perks of being one of the white house pets. >> want to go out, go out? >> they may not be able to speak for the president but what they do give us is a rare glimpse into quiet moments between a president and his best friend. >> did you notice the picture of the raccoon in that piece? that was the coolidges family pet, rebecca. they would walk her around the white house lawn on a leash, a pet raccoon. >> it would go through the trash after that. >> that was the problem with her. >> dylan, thanks very much. >>> still ahead on a special edition of "today," we have seen them grow from little girls to young ladies. a look at what it is like for sasha and malia obama to live in the white house. first, these messages. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ i feel more inspired. more positive. [ male announcer ] only
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